Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Understanding Oxymorphone Abuse

Understanding Oxymorphone Abuse Recovery

Oxymorphone is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic that is listed as a Schedule II controlled substance. As the active ingredient in prescription pain medications, such as Opana IR, Numorphan, and Opana ER, this highly potent medication can cause extreme physical and psychological dependence. Opana ER is an extended relief prescription that is given to patients struggling with chronic pain who have already developed a tolerance for opioid-based medications. Individuals are given Opana IR (immediate release) when pain cannot be managed by Opana ER (extended relief).

Due to its highly addictive properties, oxymorphone use can lead to tolerance, dependence, and addiction. Incorrectly using oxymorphone can cause low blood pressure, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest, slowed heart rate, and death. Deaths associated with the abuse of oxymorphone have been on the rise over the past twenty years. Due to the powerful cravings for oxymorphone, as well as the intense withdrawal symptoms, individuals are unable to break free from its strong hold without the aid of professional assistance. Such assistance is available at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

Our dedicated professionals are here to help individuals overcome oxymorphone addiction. Through the use of medication-assisted treatment, we provide our patients with the tools necessary to achieve a sober life. By using specific medications (methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol, or Subutex) to interact with the brain’s receptors to curb cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms, individuals are able to focus on the psychological component of recovery to tackle the underlying problems that caused or are causing addictive behavior.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Oxymorphone Abuse at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Through a customizable approach, Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers offers outpatient services to individuals aged 18+ that have been struggling with an addiction to oxymorphone. By working with our highly trained and compassionate staff comprised of physicians, nurses, and counselors, individuals will be given the personalized treatment that is required for addiction-free living. The medical and therapeutic components that may be incorporated into treatment include:

Methadone: Methadone is an opioid agonist that works in conjunction with the brain receptors that are activated when oxymorphone is used. Methadone, however, does not create the euphoric high that is associated with oxymorphone abuse. Because of this, individuals are able to go about life in a normal manner without feeling the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that take place due to ceasing use of oxymorphone. Methadone is the most commonly used prescription given in medication-assisted treatment programs.

Suboxone: Approved to suppress cravings and lessen withdrawal symptoms by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, Suboxone works by using naloxone and buprenorphine as its main ingredients. Once specific treatment goals have been met, individuals are able to take home multiple days worth of Suboxone rather then having to return to the clinic daily (such as those on methadone).

Subutex: Subutex works by preventing cravings and withdrawal symptoms by using buprenorphine as its main component. Unlike Suboxone, Subutex does not contain naloxone. Because naloxone is not part of Subutex, individuals are required to go to the treatment facility daily to obtain their dose. Many medication-assisted treatment programs will start patients out on Subutex and then use Suboxone for long-term maintence prior to full sobriety from all substances.

Vivitrol: Naltrexone hydrochloride is the active ingredient in Vivitrol that is used to prevent individuals from experiencing cravings for oxymorphone, as well as lowering any painful withdrawal symptoms that may take place. Vivitrol is a long-lasting option that is given monthly via injection in comparison to methadone, Subutex, and Suboxone, which are all daily oral doses.

Individual therapy: In order for treatment to be fully effective, the team at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers believes that the psychological side of addiction must also be treated as well. Individual therapy sessions take place in a safe environment between a counselor and patient. This time is used to work through issues that caused or are causing addictive behaviors. Clients can openly discuss their progress, as well as ask any questions that they may have regarding treatment, during this time.

Group therapy: Group therapy at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers allows individual patients a time to come together with others who are also struggling with oxymorphone or other types of addiction. These counselor-led sessions provide patients with a safe forum in which to discuss their setbacks and progress amongst others who genuinely understand addiction and the recovery process.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Oxymorphone Abuse

Addiction to oxymorphone is a deadly road to travel down. It not only affects the physical components of an individual, but the psychological side of life as well. Physically, oxymorphone is known to cause respiratory distress, cardiac arrest, and death if overdose takes place. Psychologically, oxymorphone consumes the life of the individual using it. This consumption can disrupt work, tarnish relationships, and cause financial stress. Oxymorphone takes over as being the main priority in an individual’s life and everything else falls behind its use. The overpowering intensity of oxymorphone addiction can be overwhelming. Many feel hopeless and lost once addiction has taken hold of their life, but hope does not have to be lost.

At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our trained staff who specialize in the field of addiction and recovery are here to help. Through therapeutic interventions and medication-assisted treatment, you can regain control of your life once again. Our dedicated experts are here to help you achieve the healthy, happy life that is within your reach.